Preacher David's Corner

                      

The Real Deal”        

2 Corinthians 1:12 shares a real deal, “ For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and Godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you ward.” It is the real thing. Coke cola says “It’s the real thing”. When traveling toward Laurel Springs NC near the Earl Sheets Road you will see the water running down the rock cliff, the woods and mountains with snow , it is the real thing. When you can get a cats head( biscuit), brown on top and brown on the bottom, warm with homemade butter and homemade strawberry preserves , it is the real thing. Traveling in New York City a man came up to me and opened his coat to show me Rolex Watches on each side of his coat,$50 each or 2 for $75. They looked very nice and I said “how can you sell those watches at that price?” Well they are authentic, genuine, imitations! As God’s people we need to be the real thing having a genuine experience with the Lord Jesus Christ. Preachers, deacons and lay people of Jesus Christ we must believe in the power of Jesus Christ, trust him in all that we do. I admonish you to be the real thing as described in the Bible. The Apostle Paul had a clean slate and a powerful message and the people knew that he was the real thing. The real thing must have holiness and a personal relationship with God through Jesus. Our life must be grounded in sacrifice as Jesus tells us in His Word, “No greater love than this that a man lay down his life for another”. We must be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Leviticus 23 teaches, “be filled with the Spirit” a gift given to His children. Ears are to be open to God and His children, a listening device, a receiving place, you have two of them, does that tell you anything? Slaves had a mark on their ear and it told they were owned and who owned them. The right hand is noted as an out reach device-strength and power is there to help people. The right toe a going member of the body creating a runner to tell the good news, very hard w/o the great toe. We then proclaim the good news “Go Tell” is our theme. The real thing must be ready to endure a life of hardship not an easy road but don’t give up, don’t quit, hardships come. We suffer with Christ and with every cross there is a resurrection! As God representative we must exhibit honest and integrity and we do it by precious treasure we find in Gods Word . Be true and faithful. Hold your Bible, Gods Word is still alive today, perfect truth and precious treasure. The people of God must be equipped with the Word of God, The Holy Bible, its all we need! Keep your Bible in your hand, keep it in your car, keep it on your desk, keep it in your heart. At Friendship Baptist Church Revival Mr. Michael Combs said he wrote a song about a seven years old boy got his first Bible, the evangelist he told him he was going to get his Bible and keep it for himself. The little boy said you might but you will never take Jesus out of my Heart!!! Unfortunately some Bibles have enough dust on them that you can write backslidden on them!! Believe on the power of Jesus and the person of Jesus! It must be real . Jesus must be real in our lives. Isaiah 6:8 shares, Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Abraham and Moses was called by God to be the real deal at 75 and 80 years of age. It is an honor to be a faithful Christian. Be set apart, be confirmed to His image, and remember it is a process! I challenge you to be the real deal! 

Your Servant, David                

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